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Taking Photos of Your Food in a Restaurant

Many of us have dined at a good restaurant and have wondered-should I take a photo of my meal?Obviously the result will not be as nice is having pro lighting equipment, tripod and a professional camera system.However there are solutions to this problem.Generally speaking restaurant lighting is dim necessitating a high ISO like 800 or more and a steady hand.Electronic flash pictures are for the most part unacceptable due to glare and light fall off.The best solution is to move your plate... continue reading

Party Time in Northern Chile - Carnaval Andino Con La Fuerza Del Sol

Every January, Arica plays host to the biggest carnival in Chile and one of the largest in South America. It attracts some 10,000 dancers and musicians from the Andean regions of Chile, Peru and Bolivia; as well as thousands of "groupies" and spectators, most are also from the Andean regions.         This year the carnival included 62 different dance groups; each accompanied by their own band. Most of the dances are traditional dances of the region that either have their roots going... continue reading

The Altiplano of Northern Chile

    If you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track, try the Altiplano of Region XV in the far north east of Chile. The Altiplano is a vast high plateau that stretches across large areas of Chile, Bolivia and Peru and is characterised by stunningly beautiful scenery with snow-capped volcanos, salt lakes, colourful mountains, river valleys and wetlands, known locally as bofedals. The Chilean Altiplano in Region XV is largely contained within the contiguous protected areas of Parque Nacional... continue reading

Street Art of San Miguel

My previous blog was about the urban art that adorns the streets of Valparaiso on the Pacific coast of Chile. The urban art in Valparaiso is random and organic and has grown and evolved over many years. It is also intermingled with graffiti of little artistic merit.  This blog is about the giant murals that have been painted on the windowless end walls of tenement blocks in the San Miguel area of Santiago, in what was regarded as a run down part of the city. This is a deliberate attempt to... continue reading

Patagonia, a song of Ice and Fire

Patagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. The Colorado River is usually considered its northern boundary in Argentine territory. To the west, it includes the territory of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an... continue reading

Urban Art of Valparaiso

   Valparaiso in Chile is colourful, moody, packed with history and overlaid with a raw edge. It is one of those places that is endlessly fascinating that can be visited time and time again, without ever feeling you have seen it all.   The roots of this coastal city date back nearly 500 hundred years, but it was not until the 1800's that it emerged as the major port of the South Pacific and as a result became a magnet for European immigrants. The cultural melting pot that resulted... continue reading

Chile Peppers

In New Mexico your waiter will always ask "Red or Green?" ... you get the picture. (And yes, we do spell "chile" with an "e" in the Land of Enchantment.)"Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid and eventually gas." ~ from the TV show Roseanne"What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin YutangFor more photographic musings, visit LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading

Some ATP action in Santiago, Chile.

After five days of the ATP of Santiago I would like to show some pictures.The first surprise of the tournament, Potito Starace from Italy. Better results than the last year, he's now in semifinals.Tommy Robredo from Spain, my personal candidate for the title. Fast, accurate and very concentrated.One of the favourites, but elliminated in second round: David Nalbandian:And sadly, our chilean players, both elliminated in the first roud :( (Nicolas Massú in green, Paul Capdeville... continue reading

It's dry, it's hot, it's cold but I like it - the desert!

I have been around some places in my life, and I was also visiting some few of the best deserts in the world.Some people don't like the desert because it's dry and hot (and cold at night).Some people prefer green tropical views or snow peaks with azure lagoons.But let me tell you one thing - The desert is a wonderful place for photos and a great place to discover. I'm lucky enough to live in a country where you can drive 2 hours, and you find yourself in an amazing desert - The Negev and the... continue reading

Lauca national Park in Chile - what a border!

Hi all,When you think about borders, especially in Latin America, you usually think about rough check points, sometimes dirty, sometimes slow and usually you just can't wait to get it over and keep on going.The Lauca national park in north of Chile is not like any other border.This is the border between Bolivia and Chile, and this magnificent national park (which is the only free fee national park in Chile) is one of the best places to visit in South America.There are few ways to see... continue reading

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